This course introduces students to the legal, professional and ethical issues that affect the practice of counseling and psychotherapy and the methods and ethical basis for counselors to be agents of social change. Students will become familiar with mental health law and the ethical codes that cover the counseling profession. A model for ethical decision making will be presented. Also, students will be presented with models for social change in their function as leaders, change agents, collaborators, and risk takers. Providing outreach and advocacy services in the school and community settings, students will expand their role as counselors to include the social contexts of culture, the dynamics of power at work in any system, and the political processes essential for change.
Counselor Education-Graduate Studies
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